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What Happens When A White Guy And A Black Guy Both Try To Break Into Cars In Broad Daylight?

Via Gawker, this video above shows what happens when two guys, one white and one black, stand on a busy street, trying to jimmy open a locked car. It’s depressingly predictable. The white guy stands there for a half hour, with the alarm going off, and no one seems to…

Romneys Unzipped: Heartless Dog Owners

You probably remember the dust-up regarding Seamus the dog: Mitt and Ann Romney strapped their dog Seamus to the roof of their car for the duration of a twelve-hour road trip from Boston to Ontario.  SeamusGate became a thorn in the Romney campaign’s side in 2008, and the issue continues…

Texas cop saves two women from sinking car

An Texas cop made a timely rescue this past weekend, saving two women from their sinking car in a Dallas-area lake. According to AOL.com, Rockwall County Deputy Kevin Rowan was on a routine check of local boats when he spotted brake lights from Lake Ray Hubbard. Within moments, he had…

U.S. condemns car bombing in Somalia

WASHINGTON — The United States forcefully condemned Tuesday the Islamist militant group Shebab’s attack in Somalia, where more than 70 people were killed in a car bombing. Those killed in the “despicable and cowardly act” included students taking taking an exam in hopes of getting a scholarships to study abroad,…

Pastor, deacons accused of assaulting gay couple

A gay Tennessee couple has filed complaints against against a pastor and four deacons who they say assaulted them while trying to attend Grace Fellowship Church in Fruitland late last month. Jerry Pittman Jr. and his boyfriend told WBBJ that they were attacked by several deacons at the request of…

Indian company produces flat-pack, $700 houses

The Indian company that launched the world’s cheapest car has unveiled its latest product for the fast-growing nation: a flat-pack house that costs just $700 and can be built in a week. The Tata group, maker of the $2,500 Nano car, said that the 20-square-metre (215-square-foot) home comes from a…

Taking a harder look at car culture

Via Atrios comes this story about how the Spanish city of Murcia has decided to approach their traffic congestion problem by offering free lifetime passes on public transit if you turn in your car.  (I'm unclear on how it works, but I'm going to assume that you actually can sell your…

Argentine folk singer killed in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, one of the stars of Latin American folk music, was shot dead in Guatemala City early on Saturday when gunmen riddled his car with bullets, authorities said. Cabral, who rose to fame in the 1970s as a protest singer, was on his…

20 dead in attack on bar in Mexico

At least 20 people were killed when gunmen attacked a local bar in Monterrey in Mexico, authorities said. The attackers, who came in two pick-up trucks and one car, stormed into the bar “El Sabino Gordo” and opened fire on the patrons, they said. “Up to now, we have found…

Michigan standoff ends with 7 dead, gunman kills self

GRAND RAPIDS (Reuters) – A man suspected of killing seven people in a bloody rampage ended a hostage standoff with police late on Thursday by shooting himself in the head, Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk said. The suspect, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, had engaged in a gun battle with police…

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